Posted Thursday June 25, 2020


The Guelph Community Foundation awards 17 local students with $29,300 in scholarships and bursaries

The Guelph Community Foundation and our fundholders are proud to announce our 2020 scholarship and bursary recipients.

These exceptional students are receiving grants setup by generous community fundholders to help local Guelph and Wellington County students achieve their goals. Many of these grants support students pursuing business, STEM related subjects, trades, athletics or those facing financial barriers. All of this year’s recipients demonstrated curiosity, creativity, respect for others, their community and have shown tremendous potential.

Recognizing that students need more financial support in this unprecedented, challenging year, the SmithValeriote Education bursary has granted double their usual amount awarding $20,000 to four students in Guelph and Wellington County. These are students whose potential is only limited by their need for financial assistance.

This year, The Guelph Community Foundation also supported a $500 Indigenous Youth Award presented by the Rotary Club of Guelph. This award is part of the Turtle Island Heritage Festival in Wellington County.

Within these scholarship and bursary recipients are aspiring entrepreneurs, doctors, electricians and social workers.

We sincerely thank our fundholders and anonymous donors who fund these scholarships and bursaries. They have taken the initiative to support youth through their philanthropic goals. The creation of these awards is often in memory of someone important to their family. Our fundholders believe it’s important to remove financial barriers to success and reward outstanding students who choose post-secondary education.

Financial barriers for students are high and on the rise. These scholarships, while a big help to 17 deserving students, only scratch the surface. If you are interested in learning more about how you or your family can create a scholarship or bursary or are looking at ways to support students in our community, please contact the Foundation at

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